Due to the holidays, VVTA will not operate any services on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, and New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1. VVTA will operate its regular Saturday service schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
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Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, VVTA services will not be available Thursday, November 24, 2016. This includes Barstow and Victor Valley transit services and administration offices, customer service, and routing and scheduling. VVTA transit services and routing and scheduling will be available Friday, November 25, but the administration offices will be closed, reopening Monday, November 28.
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VVTA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill Thursday, October 20, 2016. A one-minute service disruption will be experienced system wide at 10:20 a.m. Victor Valley College bus stops will not be serviced between 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Due to the Labor Day national holiday, there will be no Victor Valley Transit Authority services available Monday, September 5, 2016. VVTA Barstow and Victor Valley transit, administration, and operations services will not be available. VVTA Customer Service and Routing and Scheduling services will also be closed.
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EFFECTIVE MAY 30, 2016: Due to the Memorial Day national holiday, there will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Authority services in Victor Valley and Barstow, including Fixed Route, NTC Commuter, B-V Link, County, or Direct Access buses on Monday, May 30, 2016. VVTA Customer Service and Routing and Scheduling services will also be closed.
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To improve on-time system performance, Victor Valley Transit Authority will modify the bus stop lineup order at the Victorville Transfer Point on Lorene Drive and 7th Street at Costco. The realignment will take effect the morning of Monday, April 18. Heading eastbound on Lorene Drive, the stop lineup will be as follows: 52, 31, 55, 45X, 45, 41, 32, 51, 22, and 15 B-V Link.
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It has come to the attention of the VVTA that Excelsior Students are trying to utilize their School ID’s as a Fare Card. These ID’s are to be used as ID purposes only to qualify for the student fare. The only school ID valid for fare payment is the Victor Valley College RAM Pass, and only if it is current. This is Fare Evasion and is punishable by law – per CA Penal Code §640.
Due to the 2015 Victorville Christmas Parade, Victor Valley Transit Authority Route 22, 41, and 51 will detour on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During this time, the following bus stops will not be available and route adjustments will be in effect:
Due to road construction, Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) Route 51 detours in Victorville from November 23 to December 21. The route detours on Del Rey Drive between Mojave Drive and Vallejo Street. VVTA Route 51 turns left on La Paz Drive and then right on Forrest Avenue. It continues its regular route thereafter.
In preparation for the Victor Valley College fall semester, Victor Valley Transit Authority RAM Pass fare validation begins Monday, July 27, 2015. Validated students who were registered for summer semester may continue the RAM Pass to August 25, 2015, when the fall semester begins and a new pass will be required.
The transportation program enables currently registered and validated students to ride the VVTA fixed route and county route system for free, using their valid VVC student identification or VVC Associated Student Body card as fare. Use of transit passes by individuals other than the person to which it was originally issued is considered fare evasion. Passes will be confiscated and the person possessing the pass subject to fines and prosecution.
The VVTA RAM Pass transit program was developed in partnership with Victor Valley College (VVC), delivering High Desert students access to education by reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and improving student parking.
In observance of Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015, there will no services available by Victor Valley Transit Authority and Barstow Area Transit, including transit and customer service. VVTA Administration Office will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015, but transit service will continue as normal. Fireworks are never allowed on buses.
EFFECTIVE: Immediately (distributed February 13, 2015): First of all, it should be noted that it is against the law to block the bus aisles. However, for passenger convenience, VVTA is allowing unfolded shopping carts (personal, fold-able carts with two wheels) aboard the bus. Unfolded shopping carts are to be maintained and controlled by the passenger at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!
EFFECTIVE: January 2015:
SANBAG is conducting a public outreach program to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed regional transit goals and objectives for the new SRTP, as well as to help identify unmet regional transit needs. Please visit the SANBAG website or attend one of the public meetings to review and provide your input.
The meetings are in San Bernardino on Monday, January 26, in Joshua Tree on
Tuesday, January 27, and in Ontario on Wednesday January 28, and Apple Valley on Thursday, January 29.
EFFECTIVE: December 24, 25, 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015:
CHRISTMAS EVE: Begins 7:00 PM. Ends 8:00 PM. CHRISTMAS DAY: NO BUS SERVICE. NEW YEAR’S EVE: Begins 7:00 AM. Ends 8:00 PM. NEW YEAR’S DAY: NO BUS SERVICE Victor Valley Transit Authority’s Administration Office will be closed December 24th, 25th & 31st, 2014 and January 1st, 2015. Also, the VVTA Routing and Scheduling Department and Customer Service will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
EFFECTIVE: Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 7:00 a.m. : VVTA Routes 22, 41, 51 & 55 Christmas Parade Detours for Saturday, December 6, 2014 Effective this Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 7:00 a.m., VVTA Routes 22, 41, 51, and 55 will detour due to the 2014 Victorville Christmas Parade. ROUTE 22 Route 22 bus stops that will not be serviced: all bus stops northbound on 7th St. from La Paz to Forrest, all bus stops southbound on 7th St. from Forrest to Lorene. OUTBOUND Right on Valley Center Left then right on La Paz Dr. Right on Forrest Ave. Left on 4th St. Cross over D St. into Transit Center Right on D St. Continue regular route INBOUND Right on D St. (from Transit Cntr.) Left onto Interstate 15 South Exit Roy Rogers Dr. & Turn Right Right on 7th St. Right on Lorene Dr. ROUTE 41 Route 41 bus stops that will not be serviced: on B St. at 7th St., all bus stops northbound on 7th St. from La Paz to Forrest, and all bus stops southbound on 7th St. from Forrest to Lorene. OUTBOUND Right on Valley Center Dr. Left then right on La Paz Dr. Right on Forrest Ave. Left on 7th St. Continue regular route INBOUND Right on D St. (from Transit Cntr.) Left on Interstate 15 South Exit Roy Rogers Dr. & Turn Right Right on 7th St Right on Lorene Dr. ROUTE 51 Route 51 bus stops that will not be serviced: on Mojave at La Paz, on Del Rey at Mojave, on Del Rey at Vallejo. OUTBOUND Regular routing until Mojave Left on La Paz Dr. Right on Forrest Ave. Continue on regular route INBOUND Regular routing until Forrest Ave. Left on La Paz Dr. Right on Mojave Continue on regular route ROUTE 55 Route 55 bus stops that will not be serviced: on La Paz between 7th St. and Seneca. OUTBOUND From east on La Paz Dr. Right on 7th St. Left on Lorene Dr. Right on La Paz Dr. Left on Hughes Dr. Left on Rodeo Dr. Right on Seneca Rd. Continue on regular route INBOUND From north on Rodeo Dr. Left on Lorene Dr. Continue across 7th St. to hub
EFFECTIVE: November 27, 2014: There will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Authority Fixed Route Buses, Adelanto Buses, County Buses, Inter-City Buses, NTC Commuter Buses, or Paratransit Buses. Also, there will be no Customer Service or Routing & Scheduling available on this holiday. Also, Victor Valley Transit Authority’s Administration office will be closed on Friday, November 28th, 2014.
EFFECTIVE: October 16, 2014: On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM, VVTA will participate in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Dispatchers will make announcements to all vehicles in the field. All vehicles are to pull over at the nearest safe location and secure the vehicle for approximately 60 seconds. The driver will then instruct you and your fellow passengers to turn toward the aisles and put your arms over your head for protection. After the drill is over, the driver will continue with the trip. The Great California ShakeOut is a nation-wide earthquake drill organized to educate Californians about the importance of preparing for earthquakes. Visit ShakeOut.org for more information. VVTA is committed to customer safety. This drill is designed to help prepare for a natural disaster.
EFFECTIVE: Immediately (September 15, 2014)
Effective immediately, any Victor Valley College student can ride all VVTA Regional, County, and Deviated routes for free by showing a valid (not expired) VVC ID or ASB card. VVTA’s Route 15, BV-Link, NTC Commuter, ADA Direct Access, and vanpools are excluded. The Victor Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to fund the Victor Valley College Ram Pass pilot program, reinstating the free student bus pass until January 2015, when a sustainable VVC transportation fee is expected to take effect.
EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2014
VVTA’s efforts to establish a permanent Victor Valley College RAM PASS program have stalled. As a result, ASB RAM PASS cards are no longer accepted as fare payment on VVTA buses. Regular VVTA Student fares will apply, until further notice. VVTA worked closely with students and partners to develop a sustainable program, which would provide all registered students a low cost and environmentally-conscious transportation option. A majority (67%) of students voting in the May 2014 special election supported the $6 per student transportation fee to be paid each semester.The transportation fee however has not yet been brought forward by ASB to the College Board of Trustee’s for adoption. As such, the pilot program is expiring and VVTA can no longer honor the RAM PASS without a current agreement. VVTA hopes a new agreement can be approved by the Board of Trustee’s to allow the program to resume.
EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2014
There will be no service for all Victor Valley Transit Fixed Route Buses 31, 32, 33, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55; County Deviated Buses 20, 21, 22, and 23; BV Link; NTC Commuter; nor Direct Access paratransit services.Also, there will be no service for the Barstow Fixed Route Buses 1, 2, and 3; nor the Barstow Dial-A-Ride Service. Furthermore, there will be no Customer Service or Routing and Scheduling available on this holiday.